It is MY understanding that needlework is supposed to be relaxing. Well I am here to tell you that me & two knitting needles was far from relaxing! Until I found the Knitting Board! While aimlessly wondering around our local Hobby Lobby I stumbled upon it. Hmmmm, could this be my way to knit?
Knitting boards are the neatest little contraption that really do make a novice like myself appear to be a pro. My first purchase was a 10"small gauge board. It wasn't too small, but wasn't so big that it was scary.
With my new board and yarn in hand, I made my purchase and headed home excited to try it out. It came with a video tutorial as well as written instructions. I popped the DVD into the player and sat back on the sofa eager to learn. Can we say EASY? Seriously folks.... this is one of the simplest things I have ever done in my life!
|This is what it looks like when you are wrapping the yarn on the board|
All you are basically doing is wrapping the yarn around the pegs twice, back and forth, then you take the yarn from underneath and loop it over. Again, the video and written instructions are very easy to follow.
|This is showing a section of the unfinished project where I changed colors|
|I have no idea why, but I cant get this photo to post in landscape. Anyway, this is the finished scarf I made.|
(I apologize for the horrible picture. It was taken with a cell phone & laying on lime green sheets in my daugther's room)
My first attempt at knitting was a success! In less than 24 hours I had knitted a lovely hunter green and white (my daugther's high school colors) scarf that was SIX FEET LONG! Yes you heard me.... less than 24 hours and 6 feet long! Whoot Whoot!
Really want to know how easy it is to use a knitting board?....... Our family now owns 1- 10" board, 1- 38" board (for sweaters & afghans), and 2- 6" Tadpole boards. My 16 yr old daughter & 10 year old son are both working on knitting projects of their own!
I have also purchased round knitting hoops, but I haven't tried those yet. I will let you know how I do with those once I finish the scarf I am currently working on.
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